Neighborhood Empowerment Network
In 2007, an alliance of residents, neighborhood and merchant associations, non profits and faith based organizations, foundations and academic institutions was created around a simple mission, empowering the neighborhoods of San Francisco with the capacity to steward themselves to a resilient condition. The alliance assumed the name of the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) and over the last six years it has leveraged the immense resources and expertise within its ranks to create a ground breaking suite of tools resources and methodologies to advance resilience at the community level with a bottom up grass roots approach.
Vision – Mission – Method
The NEN’s vision is that everyone has the right to live in a safe, clean, healthy, inclusive and economically resilient community.
The NEN’s Mission is to empower residents, and their communities, with the capacity and resources to build strong resilient communities.
The NEN’s method leverages strategic partnerships to develop programs, tools and technical resources that neighborhood stakeholders can leverage as they build thriving communities that are well positioned to navigate times of stress
Organizationally sponsored by the San Francisco General Services Agency and the Department of Emergency Management, the NEN is a collaborative comprised of community organizations, city agencies, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions. Click here to see our list of partners…
NEN Steering Committees
|Gerald Eisman||Michael Pappas|
|Director, Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, SFSU||Executive Director, San Francisco Interfaith Council|
|David Gershon||John Power|
|Founder and CEO, Empowerment Institute||Executive Director, The Volunteer Center|
|Dr. Isabel Wade|
|Former Executive Director, Neighborhood Parks Council|
Community Steering Committee
|Erick Arguello||Leela Gill|
|President, Lower 24th Street Merchant and Neighborhood Association||President, North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association|
|Foster Weeks||Marc Christensen|
|Board Member, Clementina Cares, Inc.||Vice President, Mission Extension Triangle Neighborhood Association|
|Glen Hatakeya||Ron Miguel|
|President, Mission Extension Triangle Neighborhood Association||Planning Association of the Richmond|
|Jane Martin||Steve Adams|
|Founder, PlantSF||President, Merchants of Upper Market and Castro|
|Vallie Brown||Jed Lane|
|Lower Haight Ashbury Merchant and Neighborhood Association||Founder, Friends of Miraloma Park|
|Mary Harris||Judith Berkowitz|
|President, Ocean – Merced – Ingleside Neighbors in Action||President, Coalition of San Francisco Neighborhoods|
|The Wigg Party|
We depend on the ideas, creativity, and can-do energy of people like you. Contribute to the NEN’s mission to growing the grassroots community movement. See how you can get involved and then get in touch with us.
Get involved with the NEN
Become a NEN Blogger Do you have community-building experience and wisdom from which your fellow community organizers could benefit? If so, maybe you’re the perfect NEN Blogger! Find out more here about joining the team. Become a NENtv crew member We are looking for camera operators, audio specialists, reporters, and video editors to capture the finest examples of the people, projects, and organizations that are making our neighborhoods better places. All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged. Suggest a NENtv episode Do you know about a neighborhood story that would be great to share with the world? Drop us a line and let us know. Post a comment Did you enjoy reading a NEN blog or watching a NENtv episode? If so, post a comment beneath the blog/video and help make the online NEN community sparkle. Join the NEN website team Our website is constantly changing and improving, thanks to the skills of volunteers like you. If you have web design skills and can work in HTML and/or the WordPress framework, we want to know! Send us your ideas Do you have any other ideas how the NEN could be bigger and better? If so, get in touch. Tell your friends, family, and neighbors Spread the word about the NEN to your community and be part of the flourishing neighborhood movement.
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